Visual Basic Code of the Week (COTW)
Issue #23
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Requirements for this Issue

The source code in this issue is designed for Visual Basic 3.0 and higher.

In this Issue

This issue introduces a subroutine to extract a particular word out of a string based on its position in the string. It allows you to ask for word number X and the subroutine will search through the source string and return word X based on the delimiter you supply. This is useful for parsing command line parameters or doing data importing.


Function GetWord(sData As String, iWord As Integer, sDelim As String) As String



This function returns the word at position iWord in sData using sDelim as the delimiter.

Sample Usage

Below are two examples of how this function works.

    sSource  = "This is a test"
    MsgBox GetWord(sSource, 1, " ")     ' Will return "This"
    MsgBox GetWord(sSource, 4, " ")     ' Will return "test"

    sSource = "12,Smith,123 Main St, 11000"
    MsgBox "Name: " & GetWord(sSource, 2, ",")
    MsgBox "Address: " & GetWord(sSource, 3, ",")

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